The Useful Information page contains articles, suggestions, tools, recipes, rumors & innuendos, perhaps even some old wife’s tales. Amongst the listings you may find just that item your were needing. If you have a tidbit or a need, send it here for inclusion and you will be helping others.

Bee Care:

Feeding bees – a useful compendium of information on mixing syrups and feeding bees

Plant and flower nectar and pollen sources for North America.

An article on making a candy board for emergency winter feeding.

A website that seems to have a lot of interesting bee info for all ages, here, with thanks to Carrie Cadwell of Seattle, WA.


Local Regulations:

Baltimore City application for keeping bees (Community Law Center, Baltimore)

Baltimore Co. regulations on the keeping of beehives

Your Bees are Dead. Now What?

A link to Maryland rules for selling honey publicly, if your income from that pursuit is under $25,000.


 Pesticide Information:

A recent study from UMD on the effect of fungicides on bees’ susceptibility to Nosema

An Oregon State publication listing many pesticides, their trade names, and toxicity information

A list of major studies on the effect of neonics on bees

Alternate, lower impact pesticides for home use from Smart on Pesticides Maryland